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LORD OF THE DANCE - DANGEROUS GAMES
Dance & Ballet
Friday 24th to Sunday 26th March 2017
Celebrating 20 years since he debuted Lord of the Dance, Flatley's UK tour will star his protégés James Keegan, Morgan Comer and Mathew Smith in the role of the Lord of the Dance.
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MOTOWN'S GREATEST HITS: HOW SWEET IT IS
Gigs
Watch the video
Wednesday 29th March 2017
This stunning 100% live show combines first class music together with the slickest choreography, and an amazing band, to deliver truly outstanding performances for the best Motown experience you will ever have!
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ELLEN KENT'S LA BOHEME
Opera
Thursday 30th March 2017
La Boheme tells the tragic tale of the doomed, consumptive Mimi and her love for a penniless writer. The set reflects the Bohemian art of the period and will include, a local brass band, snow effects and Muzetta’s dog will also make an entrance.
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ELLEN KENT'S NABUCCO
Opera
Friday 31st March 2017
Verdi’s haunting and melodic chorus of the Hebrew slaves follows the plight of the Hebrews as they are forced from their homeland into exile by the Babylonian King Nabucco.
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ELLEN KENT'S AIDA
Opera
Saturday 1st April 2017
Aida, the grandest of all Ellen Kent’s operas, returns to the UK with a stunning new traditional production, boasting an impressive new set built by Set-Up Scenery in the UK, who also build sets for the Royal Opera Covent Garden.
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SISTER ACT
Musicals
Monday 3rd to Saturday 15th April 2017
An all new production of the Broadway and West End smash hit musical comedy returns to the UK starring Alexandra Burke (The X Factor, The Bodyguard). Alexandra Burke will not be performing the role of ‘Deloris Van Cartier’ at matinee performances.
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FUNNY GIRL
Musicals
Tuesday 18th to Saturday 22nd April 2017
Hot on the heels of a record breaking, critically acclaimed West End run this ‘utterly irresistible' (The Sunday Times) new production of Funny Girl is now coming to venues around the UK.
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PSYCHIC SALLY
Comedy
Monday 24th April 2017
The nations favourite psychic, Sally Morgan is back and better than ever with her brand new and most jaw-dropping show yet - Call Me Psychic. This is a fantastic and unique evening out not to be missed.
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Gigs
Tuesday 25th April 2017
Frankie, who came to fame in 1962 as the lead singer of The Four Seasons, is hotter than ever in the 21st century. We are delighted to announce their only Scottish date, here at the Edinburgh Playhouse next year.
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THE SOLID SILVER 60S SHOW
Gigs
Wednesday 26th April 2017
Over 30 years, the Show has entertained the nation and celebrated history's most successful decade of music. Come on down to see the original artists singing their greatest hits and relive some of your fondest memories.
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ONE NIGHT OF ELVIS: LEE 'MEMPHIS' KING
Gigs
Thursday 27th April 2017
There are Elvis tributes... and then there's Lee Memphis King, Europe's most successful Elvis Presley tribute artist, He leaves audiences in no doubt that they are witnessing the world's No 1 Tribute Artist. Pure entertainment.
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KNIGHTS OF MUSIC
Gigs
Friday 28th April 2017
Knights Of Music is back by popular demand. Hosted by Phillip Schofield the show celebrates the legendary Knights and Dames of the entertainment industry who have transformed the face of music, film and theatre throughout the ages.
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PROFESSOR BRIAN COX LIVE
Performance
Sunday 7th May 2017
Professor Brian Cox OBE. The show will take audiences on a dazzling journey through space and time, delving into ‘high science’ and freewheeling on the edges of the known cosmos.
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THAT'LL BE THE DAY
Musicals
Thursday 4th May 2017
After an incredible three decades of touring, another brand new show returns! Stunning costumes and incredible LIVE music performances, we guarantee you'll be on your feet and dancing before the night is over.
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ADAM ANT ANTHEMS
Gigs
Saturday 6th May 2017
The tour will showcase Adam's impressive back catalogue of material including all the hit singles. The album, Kings of the Wild Frontier (1980) became a worldwide hit, spending 12 weeks at number 1.
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DREAMBOATS & PETTICOATS
Musicals
Monday 8th to Saturday 13th May 2017
Inspired by the 7 smash hit multi-million selling albums of the same name, the West End sell out sensation Dreamboats and Petticoats features some of the greatest hit songs of the rock ‘n' roll era.
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MICKY FLANAGAN
Comedy
Saturday 27th May 2017
One of the biggest names in UK Comedy, Micky Flanagan is back on tour with his brand new show ‘An' Another Fing...' Tickets are set to fly out the doors so grab yours quick and get ready to laugh out loud!
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THE ILLEGAL EAGLES
Gigs
Saturday 3rd June 2017
Often acclaimed as the World's Official No.1 Eagles tribute, The Illegal Eagles  return to the stage in 2017, this time celebrating their own incredible 20 years of UK & international touring!
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RICKY GERVAIS: HUMANITY
Comedy
Thursday 8th & Friday 9th June 2017
Considered one of the most influential British comedians since Charlie Chaplin. Ricky Gervais is returning to stage with his first stand-up tour in seven years:  Humanity.
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DIRTY DANCING
Musicals
Monday 12th to Saturday 17th June 2017
Dirty Dancing is back! Exploding with heart-pounding music, breathtaking emotion and sensationally sexy dancing. Seen by millions across the globe, so don't miss your chance to see this sensational new production.
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GIRLS NIGHT OOT
Musicals
Friday 28th July 2017
Join the girls on a hen night that you won't forget with a smash hit retro soundtrack… Songs from 60's,70's, 80's, 90's and Now! Banterous, Balshy and Bootyliciously good fun.
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JOE MCELDERRY - GLORIA
Gigs
Saturday 29th July 2017
To celebrate the release of his fifth studio album, Joe will embark on a national tour of spectacular one night concerts - The Gloria Tour - performing tracks from the new album, along with some special guests.
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FORTH ON THE FRINGE
Gigs
Friday 4th & Saturday 5th August 2017
Forth on the Fringe with Edinburgh St James is our annual one stop shop for the essential acts you need to see at the Edinburgh Festival. Featuring a selection of comedy, music, cabaret and dance. Full line-up to be announced!
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GREASE THE MUSICAL
Musicals
Monday 11th to Saturday 16th September 2017
Dust off your leather jackets, pull on your bobby sox, and take a trip to Rydell High, where the T-Birds & the Pink Ladies promise an electrifying show that will make you want to stand & shout A-wop-bop-a-loo-bop A-wop-bam-boom!
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CILLA - THE MUSICAL
Musicals
Tuesday 19th to Saturday 23rd September 2017
Cilla - The Musical is the new spectacular and heart-warming musical adaptation of the critically acclaimed hit ITV television series by Bafta Award winner, Jeff Pope.
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SUNSET BOULEVARD
Musicals
Tuesday 3rd to Saturday 7th October 2017
Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony Award-winning masterpiece Sunset Boulevard. This ' majestic, mesmerizing and teasingly seductive! ' (The Evening Standard) production promises to be a spectacular evening.
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THE CARPENTERS STORY
Musicals
Tuesday 10th October 2017
A The award-winning Carpenters Story celebrates the music of one of the most successful pop duos in music history, Richard & Karen Carpenter. An incredible journey through the uniqueness that truly was The Carpenters.
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GREG DAVIES: YOU MAGNIFICENT BEAST
Comedy
Thursday 12th October 2017
Greg Davies, BAFTA nominated star of Cuckoo, Man Down, The Inbetweeners and Taskmaster, is back with his first stand up show in four years. Come witness 'one of this country's best comedians' (The Times).
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THE MAGIC OF MOTOWN
Gigs
Saturday 14th October 2017
Prepare yourself for 40 back-to-back classic Motown hits, glittering costume changes, dazzling dance moves and outstanding musicianship in this explosive concert experience.
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MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
Musicals
Tuesday 24th to Saturday 28th October 2017
Following its success in the West End, Las Vegas & on Broadway, Million Dollar Quartet is travelling the UK! This smash-hit musical is inspired by the famous recording session that brought together rock 'n' roll icons.
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DREAMBOYS
Performance
Tuesday 7th November 2017
The Dreamboys are without a shadow of a doubt the UK's top male strip show, perfect for a girls night out with all your friends. Their showcase is unquestionably the most famous male stripper act the UK has ever produced.
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JON RICHARDSON: OLD MAN
Comedy
Thursday 9th November 2017
The British Comedy Award nominee and star of Live At The Apollo & 8 Out Of 10 Cats is embarking on a national tour. Come and see what Jon Richardson can do with words when he has more than thirty seconds to work with.
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SOUL LEGENDS
Gigs
Friday 10th November 2017
The smash-hit spectacular... Bringing to life hits by Earth Wind & Fire, Barry White, George Benson, Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Tina Turner, Lionel Richie, Wilson Pickett & more in "soulsational" style.
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CABARET
Musicals
Tuesday 14th to Saturday 18th November 2017
Bill Kenwright presents the multi-award winning production of Cabaret. Featuring show-stopping choreography, dazzling costumes and some of the most iconic songs in musical theatre.
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JOHN BISHOP: WINGING IT
Comedy
Sunday 19th November 2017
Comedy superstar John Bishop is coming here with a brand new show WINGING IT in autumn 2017! It will have been 3 years since his last tour and this one is gearing up to be his biggest and best yet.
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BOWIE EXPERIENCE
Gigs
Friday 10th November 2017
Bowie Experience continues to amaze audiences with an astounding attention to detail, bringing the golden years of David Bowie to theatres across the globe. So, put on your red shoes and Let's Dance!
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SHREK THE MUSICAL
Musicals
Tuesday 12th Dec 2017 to Sunday 7th Jan 2018
Dance like you've never danced before! Flashdance is an inspiring musical about the power of holding onto your dreams and love against all the odds. Prepare to be blown away with an astonishing musical spectacle.
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FLASHDANCE THE MUSICAL
Musicals
Monday 15th to Saturday 20th January 2018
Dance like you've never danced before! Flashdance is an inspiring musical about the power of holding onto your dreams and love against all the odds. Prepare to be blown away with an astonishing musical spectacle.
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WICKED
Musicals
Tuesday 8th May to Saturday 9th June 2018
This multi record-breaking production, acclaimed as “the ultimate Broadway experience for theatre audiences all over the UK”, flies back for a return with all the spectacle and magic that make this spellbinding show unforgettable.
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RUSSELL BRAND - RE:BIRTH
Comedy
Wednesday 3rd October 2018
Following a series of sold-out preview shows, Russell Brand  is coming to The Playhouse as part of his new stand-up tour of the UK and Ireland. “One of the most impressive sights of the comedy year” The Telegraph.
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